"Dynamite was used after an avalanche had blocked the railway line from
Edinburgh to Carlisle near Galashiels and 1,300 sheep, ponies, and bullocks
were dug out of drifts on Dartmoor. A lifeboat from a coaster which had
been missing since December 28 on a voyage from Swansea to Rouen was found
near Land's End".
As reported in the Manchester Guardian booklet "The Long Winter 1962-63"